I grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Following graduation from O'Gorman High School, I chose to continue my education at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. At Creighton, I received an outstanding liberal arts education in the Jesuit tradition. Serving as a Resident Advisor during my last two years at Creighton helped me to develop my customer service skills. In May 1990, I graduated cum laude with my B.A. in Organizational Communication with a minor in Business Administration.
I knew that I wanted to be a lawyer since a young age so I continued my education at the Creighton School of Law. Working my way through college and law school gave me an appreciation for hard work and dedication. Clerking for a local law firm during my last year of law school opened my eyes to the inner workings of a law firm and the real world view of lawyering.
Following graduation from law school in the top third of my class, I successfully passed the Nebraska bar exam and accepted a position with Brown & Brown, PC. The five years that I worked at B&B gave me a breadth of experience in several areas of law, including immigration. Handling employment-based cases for our corporate clients sparked an interest in learning more about this area. So, when I opened my own law practice in February 1999, I decided to dedicate my time to handling immigration cases only. The U.S. immigration laws are so complex that I knew that I would need to focus only immigraiton if I wanted to be successful.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Preeminent 4.9 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Preeminent 4.9 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Principal||Curley Immigration Law PC LLO||1999 - Present|
|Associate||Brown & Brown, P.C.||1994 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Omaha Bar Association||Active Member||2013 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||UPL Liaison||2001 - Present|
|Nebraska State Bar Association||Active Member||1993 - Present|
|Zimmerman v. Firstier Bank||Supreme Court reversed lower court's grant of summary judgment for Defendants, granted Plaintiff's motion for partial summary judgment on the issue of liability, and remanded to determine damages.|
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|Nebraska Lawyer Magazine||Visa Options for International Athletes and Group Entertainers||2011|
|Creighton University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Creighton University||Organizational Communication||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|IA-NE AILA Fall Conference||Non-Traditional Employment Cases||2013|
|Nebraska CLE on Immigration||Child Status Protection Act||2011|
|Nebraska State Bar Annual Meeting||Immigration Update||2010|